V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com News A tale of two studies
Two reports were released last month with conflicting suggestions for the Albuquerque Fire Department.
One, commissioned by the local union, suggests AFD needs more staff and more gear to meet calls within nationally recommended response times.
The second, commissioned by the mayor, looks at cost-cutting measures at AFD, such has trimming down personnel sent to emergencies and structure fires.
Read all about it in Carolyn Carlson’s
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com Newscity First Responders Study says AFD needs more staff and more gear to answer calls quickly Two studies came out last month. One looks at ways to save the city money, the other posits things are spread to thin at the Albuquerque Fire Department.
V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Guest Editorial Save the Librarians Cutting our way to the future won’t work
Rey Garduño, speaking from his place on the City Council dais, asked, “Why are we decimating libraries?” He characterized the situation as “disheartening.”
V.19 No.11 | 3/18/2010
Council Watch Count Us In
City employees gathered en masse to let the mayor and Council know they want to be part of the budget-tightening dialogue. More than a hundred rank-and-file workers—
firefighters, police officers, clerks and others—showed up, and union representatives spoke, asking to be a part of solving the budget shortfall. They said Mayor Richard Berry assured their inclusion in the discussion, but so far that hasn't happened. Food Slow Food ABQ Annual Food Swap Sunday, Nov 17: 11am-1pm Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
Bring three to five homemade or homegrown food items like bread, homemade jams, eggs from your chickens, herbs, baked goods, soups and more to trade. Items must be made or grown by you.
Words Book Reading: Cabañuelas Sunday, Nov 17: 2pm National Hispanic Cultural Center
Norma Elia Cantúl reads from her new novel and discusses the writing process.
Wellness Social Ballroom and Latin Dance Sunday, Nov 17: 6-9pm Albuquerque Square Dance Center
Take a beginner lesson and then hit the floor for social dances featuring ballroom (waltz, tango, foxtrot), Latin (rumba, cha cha, salsa, bolero), tango, swing and club (night club, two-step) music.
Song & Dance Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole Sunday, Nov 17: 7:30pm Outpost Performance Space
The four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist and songwriter plays everything from Creole melodies to more modern Cajun and Zydeco songs as well as bluegrass and string band tunes.
Song & Dance Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering Monday, Nov 18: 8am Keshet Center for the Arts
Alice draws inspiration from the classic story and characters, but this interpretation is only loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s work, and instead we experience this through a lens of new possibilities.